Wednesday 13 December 2017

Student at £30k-a-year school blackmailed teen girls with revenge porn 'so they would have sex with him'

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A public schoolboy at one of the UK's most prestigious schools has been found guilty of blackmailing two teenage girls with revenge porn so they would have sex with him.

Alistair Wilson (20) blackmailed a classmate at the Christ's Hospital School in West Sussex in 2015 after he told her he would post compromising images of her on Facebook if she didn't give him £100 (€115).

The court heard how he rang her at 4.30am when he was drunk and said; "F*** me or I’ll post pictures on Facebook", Daily Mail reports.

He said it was "her problem" to try and get to him and that he wanted the money within a couple of days.

Wilson, who attended a school which costs £30,000, was also involved in a similar revenge porn case with another girl, aged 18.

He messaged her online writing; "What if [the photos] were to fall into the wrong hands?

"Sometimes having leverage is very useful.

"Sleep with me and I'll delete the images."

The girl had sex with Wilson after the exchange of messages.

The court heard how, when Wilson was warned by one of the girls that what he was doing was illegal, he wrote; "I am literally the worst s**t on the planet. Please accept my apologies."

He was handed down a suspended jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to the offences and was ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work and 10 days of rehabilitation and to pay the older girl £3,500 (€4,034) in compensation and the young girl £2,500 (€2,881) in compensation.

He was also given a lifetime restraining order banning him from contacting either girl.

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